My Newest Food Fetish: Lentils

I had never cooked lentils (unless they were in a canned soup) until a few days ago, and I can’t believe I’ve been missing out all these years!!! At first glance, lentils may not seem very exciting…brown bean-like things with no taste – right?

Wrong. Lentils can be über flavorful. But more importantly, I discovered that they are VERY easy and quick to make. After getting home from the gym at 7pm I’m hungry, and I want to eat NOW. I won’t wait more than 15 minutes to eat! So, I discovered 2 products that will make a healthy meal in 10 minutes or less…

Sprouted lentils are AWESOME because they take 7 minutes to cook (non-sprouted lentils take 30-45 minutes) and they are extremely healthy for you! Sprouted lentils are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber.Their high fiber content also prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal. Lentils provide excellent amounts of six important minerals, two B-vitamins, and protein—all with virtually no fat. The calorie cost of all this nutrition? Just 230 calories for a whole cup of cooked lentils (you won’t be able to eat even that much…they are sooo filling).

When you’re hungry and in a hurry, an all-natural curry sauce goes great with lentils! Once the lentils are cooked, just drain them and put them back into you pot, add a whole jar of curry sauce, and stir for about 1 minute. This curry sauce is also super healthy for you, and includes healthy coconut fats, and vegetables!

1 whole bag of sprouted lentils: ~ $3.00

1 jar curry sauce: ~ $4.00

5 healthy meals/servings for $7 in under 10 minutes? PRICELESS  : )

Have a happy healthy day!

Caitlin

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2 Comments

  1. nylse said,

    November 4, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    i tried to find the sprouted lentils at Sprouts (fka Henrys) and they didnt have it and never heard of it.
    I improvised and bought lentils. It was my first time cooking with the Jalfrezi sauce but its worth it. It has the right flavor…flavor is huge to me.
    This came out great and I would d it again.
    Thanks.

  2. November 4, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    I am so glad you tried the “recipe”, and that you liked the sauce!!! I got my sprouted lentils from Mazopiya, a small natural food store. I’ve also seen them at Wholefoods if you have one near you


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